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Software Library: C64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982). It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 10 and 17 million units.

Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to $1,509 in 2017). Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET, the C64 took its name from its 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM. With support for multicolor sprites and a custom chip for waveform generation, the C64 could create superior visuals and audio compared to systems without such custom hardware.

The C64 dominated the low-end computer market for most of the 1980s. For a substantial period (1983–1986), the C64 had between 30% and 40% share of the US market and two million units sold per year, outselling IBM PC compatibles, Apple computers, and the Atari 8-bit family of computers. Sam Tramiel, a later Atari president and the son of Commodore's founder, said in a 1989 interview, "When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years."

In the UK market, the C64 faced competition from the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum, but the C64 was still one of the two most popular computers in the UK.

Part of the Commodore 64's success was its sale in regular retail stores instead of only electronics or computer hobbyist specialty stores. Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control costs, including custom integrated circuit chips from MOS Technology. It has been compared to the Ford Model T automobile for its role in bringing a new technology to middle-class households via creative and affordable mass-production. Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles have been made for the Commodore 64 including development tools, office productivity applications, and video games. C64 emulators allow anyone with a modern computer, or a compatible video game console, to run these programs today. The C64 is also credited with popularizing the computer demoscene and is still used today by some computer hobbyists.

In 2011, 17 years after it was taken off the market, research showed that brand recognition for the model was still at 87%.

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Software Library: C64: Games
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Software Library: C64 Demos
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Software Library: C64: Games
by American Greetings
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Popples Christmas Adventure, A (1986)(American Greetings)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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2,685
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Software Library: Commodore 64 Showcase
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A collection of emulated-in-browser top-rated Commodore 64 games, demos and programs to enjoy and learn from the history of this important computer system. Misspellings to help searchers: commadore comodore
Software Library: C64: Games
by Muse Software
software
eye 15,714
favorite 6
comment 0
Castle Wolfenstein (1983)(Muse Software)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Music Disks
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604
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11,946
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Commodore 64 Music Disks - disks intended to play music with a possible jukebox interface, or simply play songs one after another. Some were ripped from games or programs and presented on their own to allow enjoyment without the games themselves.
Software Library: C64: Educational
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Software Library: C64: Games
by Elite
software
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favorite 11
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Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986)(Elite)
( 1 reviews )
Software Library: Commodore 64 Showcase
by Firebird
software
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comment 0
Bubble Bobble (1987)(Firebird)
Software Library: Commodore 64 Showcase
by Nintendo
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Donkey Kong (1983)(Nintendo)
Software Library: C64: Games
by System 3
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Last Ninja, The (1987)(System 3)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Software Library: C64: Games
by Broderbund
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Choplifter (1982)(Broderbund)(de)
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Software Library: C64: Games
by Activision
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River Raid (1984)(Activision)
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Software Library: C64: Games
by Interceptor Micros
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Burger Time (1984)(Interceptor Micros)
( 1 reviews )
Software Library: C64: Games
by Maxis
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Sim City (1989)(Maxis)
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Shoot'Em-Up Construction Kit (a.k.a. SEUCK) is a game creation system for the Commodore 64, Amiga and Atari ST created by Sensible Software and published by Outlaw (part of Palace Software) in 1987. It allows the user to make simple shoot 'em ups by drawing sprites and backgrounds and editing attack patterns. The advertising promoted the Kit with the phrase "By the programmers of Wizball and Parallax". The Kit presents users with a series of menus for customising every aspect of the...
Software Library: C64: Games
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Donkey Kong Bootleg (19xx)( )
Software Library: C64: Games
by System 3
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Last Ninja, The (1987)(System 3)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Drean Commodore
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Blue Max (1985)(Drean Commodore)(es)
Software Library: Commodore 64 Showcase
by Activision
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Ghostbusters (1984)(Activision)
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Software Library: C64: Games
by Titus Software
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Crazy Cars (1988)(Titus Software)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Activision
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Altered Beast (1989)(Activision)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Software Library: C64: Games
by Keypunch Software
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Space Invaders 1983 Keypunch Software
Software Library: C64: Games
by Jamie Fuller, Del Seymour, Roy Widding
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Home page for this project:  https://www.jamiefuller.com/portal/ Portal is a puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. Wikipedia: "Portal consists primarily of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player's character and simple objects using "the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device", a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. The player-character, Chell, is challenged and taunted by an...
Software Library: C64: Games
by MicroProse
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Gunship (1986)(MicroProse)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Electronic Arts
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Bards Tale 1 (1985)(Electronic Arts)
Software Library: C64: Games
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64 Breakout (19xx)( )
Software Library: C64: Games
by Broderbund
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Championship Lode Runner (1984)(Broderbund)
Software Library: C64 Demos
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Sex Demo III (19xx)(Sex)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Parker Brothers
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Montezuma's Revenge (1984)(Parker Brothers)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Ocean
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Batman (1989)(Ocean)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Software Library: C64: Games
by U.S. Gold
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comment 1
Gauntlet (1986)(U.S. Gold)
( 1 reviews )
Software Library: C64: Games
by Rainbow Arts
software
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comment 0
Turrican II The Final Fight (1991)(Rainbow Arts)(Side A)[t +5]
Software Library: C64: Games
by Sierra Online
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comment 0
BC's Quest for Tires (1983)(Sierra Online)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Donald Burden
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favorite 2
comment 0
Pacman (1983)(Donald Burden)
Software Library: C64: Games
by The Sales Curve
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CoverGirl Strip Poker (1992)(The Sales Curve)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Capcom
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1943 The Battle of Midway (1988)(Capcom)[h DOM]
Software Library: C64: Games
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Ghostbusters II (1989)(Activision)[f NTSC Exodus][h CEN & Digital Dungeon]
Software Library: C64: Games
by Broderbund
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comment 0
Wings of Fury (1990)(Broderbund)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Melbourne House
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comment 1
Kung Fu The Way of the Exploding Fist (1985)(Melbourne House)
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Software Library: C64: Games
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Oregon Trail (19xx)( )
Software Library: C64: Games
by Electronic Arts
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Archon (1983)(Electronic Arts)[h Duo Asocciates]
Software Library: C64: Games
by Atari
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Pac Man (1983)(Atari)
Software Library: C64: Games
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Sex Sex Sex (19xx)( )
Software Library: C64: Games
by Imageworks
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comment 0
Back to the Future II (1990)(Imageworks)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Inner Circle #1 (1996)(Dark Crystal)
Software Library: C64: Games
by System 3
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favorite 4
comment 0
Last Ninja 2, The (1988)(System 3)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Software Library: C64: Games
by Commodore
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Wizard of Wor (1983)(Commodore)[h Oleander+Angels]
Software Library: C64: Games
by Access Software
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favorite 1
comment 1
Beach Head 2 (1985)(Access Software)[o]
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Software Library: C64: Games
by Electronic Arts
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favorite 5
comment 0
M.U.L.E. (1983)(Electronic Arts)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Ocean
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comment 0
Rambo First Blood Part II Picture (1986)(Ocean)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Epyx
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comment 0
Axe of Rage (1988)(Epyx)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Ariolasoft
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Kaiser (1985)(Ariolasoft)(de)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Activision
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comment 0
Decathlon (1983)(Activision)[h Antirom]
Software Library: C64: Games
by Fresh
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Battleship (1987)(Fresh)[h ASS]
Software Library: C64: Games
by Broderbund
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favorite 4
comment 0
Karateka (1985)(Broderbund)[h Dr. Meggle]
Software Library: C64: Games
by Taskset
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comment 0
Super Pipeline (1983)(Taskset)
Software Library: C64: Games
by U.S. Gold
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eye 969
favorite 1
comment 0
Out Run (1988)(U.S. Gold)
Software Library: C64: Games
by U.S. Gold
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favorite 1
comment 0
Spy Hunter (1983)(U.S. Gold)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Doug Smith, Dane Bigham & 4711-Soft
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comment 0
Lode Runner Com. (19xx)(Doug Smith, Dane Bigham & 4711 Soft)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Synapse Software
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comment 0
Fort Apocalypse (1982)(Synapse Software)
Software Library: C64: Games
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comment 0
Giana Sister's Collection 2 Gitty's Dreams 1 (19xx)(TSD)
Software Library: C64: Games
by reLine Software
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eye 928
favorite 0
comment 0
Oil Imperium (1994)(reLine Software)(de)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Software Library: C64: Games
by Broderbund
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favorite 1
comment 0
Choplifter (1982)(Broderbund)[o]
Software Library: C64: Games
by Access Software
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favorite 5
comment 2
Raid Over Moscow (1984)(Access Software)
( 2 reviews )
Software Library: C64: Games
by Broderbund
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favorite 0
comment 0
d's Midnight Magic (1984)(Broderbund)
Software Library: C64: Games
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Oregon Trail (19xx)( )(de)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Sega
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favorite 0
comment 0
Frogger (1981)(Sega)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Electronic Arts
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comment 0
MULE (1983)(Electronic Arts)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Commodore
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favorite 1
comment 0
Wizard of Wor (1983)(Commodore)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Mike Lyons & Mike Singleton
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favorite 0
comment 0
Lord of the Rings III (19xx)(Mike Lyons & Mike Singleton)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Activision
software
eye 800
favorite 1
comment 0
Little Computer People (1985)(Activision)[a137]
Software Library: C64: Games
by Melbourne House
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eye 800
favorite 2
comment 0
Double Dragon 1 (1989)(Melbourne House)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Codemasters
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favorite 0
comment 0
Advanced Pinball Simulator (1989)(Codemasters)